Million-Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of HEAT and TRAVEL TEAM.

Everyone calls Nate Brodie ÒBradyÓ because heÕs a New England quarterback, just like his idol, Tom Brady. And now heÕs got a chance to win a million dollars by throwing one pass through a target at halftime in the PatriotsÕ Thanksgiving night game. More than anything, NateÕs family needs the moneyÑhis dadÕs been downsized, his momÕs working two jobs, and theyÕre on the verge of losing their house. The worry is more weight than a 13-year-old can bear, and itÕs affecting his playing for his own football team. Suddenly the boy with the golden arm is having trouble completing a pass . . . but can he make the one that really counts?

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About Mike Lupica

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Mike Lupica is a New York Times bestselling author of several books for young readers. His New York Daily News column is syndicated nationally. Mr. Lupica lives in Connecticut with his wife and their four children. You can visit Mike Lupica at
Published July 7, 2009 by Puffin Books. 258 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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No matter how complicated things get, Nate Brodie, 13, can always count on the power and accuracy of his football arm.

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Though the entire cast is a bit too perfect, many kids will relate to Nate's fears about his family's finances: “You were going along, having what felt like a pretty cool life, and then all of a sudden came the economy trying to wreck everything.” The ups and downs of Nate's peewee football team...

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Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that although this book will mostly satisfy sports lovers and football fanatics, it has a strong plot about Nate helping his best friend Abby deal with the onset of blindness.

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It’s there where he learns about the contest “The SportStuff Million-Dollar Throw”: “The winner of the contest was going to get the chance to make one throw --- from thirty yards away through a twenty-inch hole --- at halftime of the Patriots Thanksgiving night game against the Colts.” It’s a o...

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Nate Brody is an outstanding quarterback on his eighth grade football team.

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